A lightweight stuff sack backpack for quick detours and day hikes.
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Great Little Pack with Great Features
I've used this traveling as a daypack that I can pack in my larger backback, to pull out for short hikes or excursions around town. In my pack, I use it as a stuffsack for compressible clothes.
It worked well on day hikes, and I used it with a hydration bladder: loved the thoughtful loop on the bottom and the velcro tie on the top, which were perfect for attaching my trekking poles! what an unexpected great feature! It is comfortable, has a chest strap for stability, nice shoulder straps, and you can even adjust the compression straps to make a waist strap (which I didn't find necessary). I use the top zippered compartment (stuffsack for the bag) to hold my camera and a few power bars, which gave me quicker access to them. I did find that accessing the main compartment could be a bit slow (unhooking and undoing the drawstring).
One of my all time favorite pieces of gear!
Everyone who's serious about backpacking should own at least one of these! I'm all about multi-use gear; this compresses my sleeping bag and a down coat much smaller than my sleeping bag stuff sack, and it's the perfect bag for day hikes from camp. There's just enough room for water, a rainshell, and a cliff bar or two, and it's super lightweight and comfortable for fast hiking. My only concern is that I want to know when this going to be available over on Steep & Cheap again. :)
How well does this pack work as a compression...
How well does this pack work as a compression bag? I like the idea of ditching my current compression bag and using this for double duty, compression and summit, but it doesn't look like it could compress very small...
The straps on this pack will allow you to compress it fairly small, but not as much as a dedicate compression sack. If you are willing to accept the trade off of slightly less compression in order to get a double duty piece of gear, then I'd go for it. If you really want the full effect of the compression you already have with your dedicated compression sack then I would stick with that.
I was looking for a light stuff sack, because I want to reduce weight for fast hike.
this is really much for my needs, very light,good fit and cool style.
So I reccomend this one.
Lightweight & Durable Day Pack
I bring this super lightweight compression day pack on every adventure. It's the perfect size and weight for light and fast day hikes, stuffing inside a crash pad and wearing on a long route.
How will this serve as a hotel bag?
How will this serve as a hotel bag?
I want to put an "eagle creek folder" full of a day's worth of (office) clothes, as well as a netbook, and toiletries. Doable? Practical?
I have done this very thing you speak of, and it is good.
Is it water proof?
Is it water proof?
No. You will need a rain cover of some sort to keep your stuff inside it dry.
stuff sack pack
I use this for mini hikes and as a stuff sack that doubles as a day pack for backpacking trips with an established base camp. It has a plastic back panel that can be removed to reduce weight or left in to add some rigidity (keyword is "some"). Waist strap is a plus for going over technical terrain too.
Just took this on a trip to the Cascade Mountains. Loved the pack for the most part. Nice and light so it works great as a summit pack in your larger pack. I wish the foam padding didn't have to be removed to stuff the pack into its lid. Also the shoulder straps dig in slightly with a heavier load but this is to be expected. (The shoulder straps are thin and light weight to keep the overall weight low.) 100 ounce Camelbak fits into the hydration sleeve well leaving the main compartment free and clear for rain suit, snacks, camera, etc. Would definitely recommend this pack to anyone looking for an ultra light day pack/ summit pack. Also worked great as a carry on for my flights.
I dont really think it is worth while as a compression bag, but you do have the option if you need it.
What are the dimensions when it's stowed...
What are the dimensions when it's stowed in the lid and how thick is the foam back sheet? In other words, when this pack is empty, how much space will it take up in my larger pack?
Without the foam sheet and stuffed into it's lid the kompressor is slightly larger than a softball. The foam back sheet is 2 mm thick.
I do a lot of trail running, and backpacking...
I do a lot of trail running, and backpacking with my German Shepherd. I have been looking for a lightweight, smaller sized backpack, with sweat-wicking material for the part of the pack against the back, and cushioned straps. I just need enough room in the pack for the (dog and I) essentials for a day trip. I have searched a zillion sites, and have tried out several packs. I am very petite, and so far everything tried has been very uncomfortable. Any ideas out there? I can't find anything comfortable, for a tiny framed person...help!
Thank you :)
Have you checked out the HPL packs by Nathan? Many trail and ultra runners swear by these. They have a snug, 'vest'-like fit that keeps them from bouncing around so much and thick, soft straps that wick moisture and don't chafe. I can personally recommend the HPL #020.
I have this pack and sweat-wicking is not something that I'd use to describe the back panel (and its black). I also think that the top straps are pretty thin for running with, especially if you had any substantial weight in there.
stuff sack and a backpack
Really cool ultralight pack that doubles as a compression stuff sack for your sleeping bag. Stuff your sleeping bag in the Kompressor, throw it in your backpack and use the Kompressor for day hikes from camp. Or use the Kompressor as an ultralight day pack. Foam back panel turns into a nice seat at lunch. Gets more use than I thought. Take it to the gym or market on my bike, too.
I was looking for a small pack to stuff inside my travel backpack, that had the ability to be plucked out and thrown on for small side trips or use as a airline carryone and this one definelty fits the bill. Great little pack and they fixed the draw string problem I had with my old one, so I am stoked about this product
i'm about to take on my first adventure...
i'm about to take on my first adventure race...it is a team of four for a day race of about 8-14hours, yet i'm also looking at doing a longer adventure race later in the year with an 18hr cut off so i am looking for something i could use for both events. thanks for your help...the first race will have some aid stations but the longer endurance event will not. thanks so much